Bakin’ With Bacon And The King!!

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Happy Almost Mother’s Day to All Moms (especially mine!)

In honor my Mom and her addiction to potatoes among other things (!) I am making a special bacon potato casserole for cooking class today.     This is one of my Mom’s fave ways to eat potatoes even though (yes she knows) she shouldn’t eat so much starch.   Anyway, it’s a special day tomorrow so I’m making it for HER and for YOU too!

Potato Bacon Casserole

 

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing the baking dish

6 large russet potatoes

Pinch salt

8 ounces sliced bacon (or more!)

1 cup milk

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

Pinch garlic salt

Pinch freshly ground black pepper

2 cups grated Cheddar

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1-inch cubes.   Boil the potatoes in a pot of water with a pinch of salt until tender, about 20 minutes.)
  3. While the potatoes boil, cook the bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat until browned and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the bacon on paper towels and, when cool enough to handle, crumble it into small pieces. Set aside.
  4. Add the milk, mayonnaise, sour cream, butter, garlic salt, pepper and 1 cup of the cheese to a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Whip the mixture until thoroughly combined. Drain the potatoes and add to the mixer. Mix again to combine and the potatoes are whipped smooth.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the crumbled bacon and remaining 1 cup cheese over the top and bake until the cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through, about 20 minutes.

Mom this is just for you but I have a feeling other Moms will enjoy it too!!!

Love, Your KING of Hearts, Teddy

 

37 responses »

  1. TEDDY! Your mommy and mine both have the same tater addiction. And adding cheese and bacon..oh MY! This will be good for when one of my human brothers gets here.

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  2. I love Potato Dauphinoise which looks very similar but minus the bacon. I have never added mayo so next time I make it I will.

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  3. Mom says her mouth is watering. This sounds so yummy. However, she thinks the potatoes are not the problem…cheese, milk, sour cream, butter…yikes! Our mom says she would eat this in a heartbeat nonetheless. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer.

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    • I know it has a lot of “not so good” stuff in it but we deserve to LIVE A LITTLE sometimes – a treat that’s normally not on the menu – something that’s pure, unadulterated comfort food – well – THIS IS IT!

      Hugs, Pam

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    • Yes it really is a great accompaniment to ANY meal – it’s just delicious. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to your special Mom too Woos……you have a most special Mom indeed!

      Love, Teddy

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  4. Love it. Nothing can go wrong with bacon and potatoes… AND cheese! Yum! And those little brown bits on the top after it bakes… Mmmmm.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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